Monday, March 28, 2011

Raleigh nontheists come ‘Out of the Closet’ in myth-dispelling FFRF billboard campaign

Raleigh nontheists come ‘Out of the Closet’ in myth-dispelling FFRF billboard campaign - Freedom From Religion Foundation - FFRF.org:






A dozen beautiful billboards will be blanketing Raleigh, N.C., in the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s first foray to the South with its myth-dispelling “Out of the Closet” campaign, organized in conjunction with its chapter, the Triangle Freethought Society.
Excellent.

I won't try to tell my wife's story, but she found herself trying to explain to an acquaintance we are not Christians but that doesn't mean we're devil worshipers. She was met with stunned bewilderment and a barrage of questions that started, "But ... I mean, how ... I don't ... wow, really? But ..." accompanied by rapid blinking and open-mouthed head-shaking.

I'm sure some will find these offensive, but being open and encouraging discussion, without mocking or being hostile one way or the other, will go a long way towards putting an end to the negative stereotypes believers hold of atheists.

The cynic in me thinks the countdown 'til the first one is vandalized should start with a low number. Of hours.

Via Friendly Atheist 

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